The quality of design should not only be measured by the quality of materials, looks and functions – true quality is only achieved if it’s made under responsible conditions; not harming people or the planet. One important tool when trying to ensure a responsible production of all of our designs is our Code of Conduct (CoC).
The CoC is an agreement between us and our suppliers and it contains a multitude of requirements which they, their employees and sub-suppliers are expected to meet. In 2017, we joined Amfori’s Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) – a common CoC shared amongst more than 2.000 European businesses. This gives us an even stronger and more consistent voice in ensuring proper labour rights and environment policies.
BSCI’s Code of Conduct is founded on internationally-recognised standards and principles such as the UNGP, OECD and the UN Global Compact – a principle-based initiative and framework for responsible business. Having been a member of UN Global Compact Denmark since 2010, we’ve pledged to take part in working for a more sustainable future.
Through UN Global Compact and BSCI’s Code of Conduct, we are engaged in activities related to Human Rights, Labour, Environment and Anti-corruption. You can read more about these activities, goals and results in our recent UN Global Compact Communication on Progress (COP) report.
Our CoC is based on these 11 principles:
- The Rights of Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining
- Fair Remuneration
- Occupational Health and Safety
- Special Protection for Young Workers
- No Bonded Labour
- Ethical Business Behaviour
- No Discrimination
- Decent Working Hours
- No Child Labour
- No Precarious Employment
- Protection of the Environment